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Edward C. Pytlik



Emeritus Professor
Technology Education

West Virginia University
PO Box 6122
Morgantown, WV 26506

e-mail: Ed.Pytlik@mail.wvu.edu


  • Ph.D. Iowa State University, 1977
    Major:   Industrial Education     Minor:    Technology and Social Change in Foreign Cultures

  • M.A., University of Maryland, 1973
    Major:   Industrial Education    

  • B.S., University of Maryland, 1972
    Major:    Industrial Education 

Courses Taught:

  • Technology: Its History and Development
  • Technology and Third World Development
  • Technology and Society
  • Contemporary Problems in Production
  • Technical Developments in Production
  • Women in International Development
  • Advanced Studies
  • Introduction To Technology


Research Interests Include:

  • Production Systems;
  • Technological change and resultant social-technical interactions;
  • Small scale industry development; and
  • Technology Transfer to third world countries.

Research Projects:

  • Assessing the literature on the benefits of external science and technology aid assistance to developing economies, National Science Foundation, 1995-1997, with Vasudevan, P.
  • Rural technology curriculum development project, USIA, 1990-1993, with Maughan, G.



Articles, Books, & Chapters

  • Cultural and gender issues in appropriate technology, with Akubue, A. & Frank III, E.; in Appropriate Technology for sustainable living, CTTE 50th Year Book; Wicklein, R., Ed. 2001
  • Conducting qualitative research in the classroom, The Technology Teacher, 3/97


  • Contemporary problems in production. International Technology Education Association conference, Fort Worth, TX., March, 1998.
  • Assessing the literature on the benefits of science and technology assistance to developing countries. Global Awareness Society international conference, Montreal, Canada, May, 1997. 

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